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Parent Involvement

Be Informed and Involved. As a parent, you are an integral part of your child's learning journey and our community.

At Greatstart International School Manila, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have mothers, fathers, educators and caregivers with a vast array of experiences and perspectives that enrich the school. During enrollment, we set expectations with parents that part of the success in the education of their child is a true partnership between us and them. This entails continuing both academic and social lessons we've imparted after they leave the school everyday. It not only reinforces the value of those lessons but it also provides a healthy learning habit to the child that they will carry througout life. Parents are also encouraged to contribute volunteer hours in a way that is appropriate to their time constraints and skill set. This is consistent with the belief that the children benefit most from a school community in which families are involved in the life of the school. Committed to working closely with you to provide high quality education for our students, we welcome you regularly into the school to discuss progress. Talk to us about ideas you may have to further improve the quality of our programs.

Consultations and Progress Reports

Consultations and Progress Report reviews are held three times a year with the teachers, enabling you to review the learning which has taken place and to discuss your child's upcoming next steps for development. We also encourage you to constantly communicate with your child's teachers about their academic and social learning progress.

Special Days and Events

Parents are encouraged to participate in International Day where we celebrate all nationalities within our school community.

House Competitions - Parent and child themed competitions including "100 Days of School" as well as classroom themed competitions such as "Pumpkin Carving"

Parents Night Out - Enjoy a special date with your better half and leave the children with us. Parents need their "me" time too.

Attend Parent Workshops thoughout the year on various subjects including:

  • Literacy & Mathematics - Learn about age appropriate activities to support learning at home
  • Child Seat Safety Training - Local fire and police department staff visit our school to teach the proper way of installing car seats for your child
  • Homework - How can you support your child's learning at home?
  • Back to School Night